Spotlight: Susan Reynolds

Susan Reynolds Director of Reading Buddies and KeyPals Programs

Intrepid cyclist Susan Reynolds joined CSV last year to direct our Reading Buddies Program and this fall takes on the role of KeyPals director as well. Both programs leverage the volunteerism of our corporate partner employees and generosity of the employers themselves. Reynolds is no stranger to the joys and triumphs of the beginning reader, having taught for 25 years in pre-K as well

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Training Workshop for High School Volunteers

Are you one of our wonderful volunteers at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School? Are you curious about this year’s distribution of Chromebooks to all CRLS students? What does it mean for helping your student(s) succeed? You’re invited to our upcoming workshop on November 15th on the topic of the CRLS Connects initiative (Chromebook distribution). Register for the workshop here. Details about this as well

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CSV Tutoring Center at CRLS Shifts Spot

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We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, after-school tutoring for high school students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School will meet in Room 2407.  This is the classroom right across the hallway from the CSV Tutoring Center’s school day and before-school location (room 2403).  This location provides a larger space and allows students, teachers, and tutors to find us more easily. We need

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Webster Gives Back

Webster Donation Being Made

Webster Bank opened a new branch in Kendall Square on September 26, 2018, at the same time donating $1,000 to Cambridge School Volunteers. The donation recognizes the value of the organization’s work supporting the academic and personal success of local public school students. “It’s very important to support education,” said E’atimad Rizk, Banking Center Manager at the new 100 Binney St. location, who noted

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Teams Work

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This fall Cambridge School Volunteers is pleased to welcome several academic teams into our fold in K–8 and high school programs.  A crew of graduate students from Harvard University’s Earth and Planetary Sciences (in photo) came to our kickoff orientation in September. MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, which is already a corporate partner in our NetPals program, has expanded into the realm of elementary

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A New NetPals Director

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Having taught middle school immediately after leaving college and parenting four students in the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge School Volunteers’ new NetPals director is thoroughly steeped in experience with these critical years of adolescence. Meg Ramsdell accepted the position as director of CSV’s NetPals program in early October, after serving for two years as a program coordinator for NetPals and Learning Centers, another upper

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Come On Board!

adult and student in a light filled room

We’re excited to be welcoming new school volunteers this month! There are still plenty of openings in our fall orientations, and there are even orientations in December coming up.  Please join us at an orientation (see calendar, below). If you have questions you’d rather have answered in person before signing up for  an orientation, you might want to drop in to one of our

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New spaces for CSV

four women in business casual attire in a doorway with hands out welcoming you in to the office

Come say hello to us in our new spaces.  The enrollment at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School has gone up, and with it have come some changes. CSV’s main office has moved downstairs to Room 1105 of the high school. Our high school programs have also moved. The Tutoring Center will be in two spaces: Room 2403 from 7:30-2:30, sharing with the Workforce Program,

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CSV Launches Summer Pilot

a body of water in upper right corner of image, and about 9 students and adults are also in the image, loosely gathered around a white tub with water in which a large tadpole is visible. Most are holding notebooks and pencils and some are drawing.

Art & Science in One (AS1), CSV’s only outdoor program, earned recognition for outstanding environmental education from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in May. CSV was one of eight nonprofit organizations across the state honored with an EEA award. CSV is currently seeking new volunteers for a summer edition of the program (Application materials here; register here). View photos of

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Going Back to Go Forward

Thirty People Dancing Photographed from Above

If you went Back to the 80s with us in April, we want to thank you! The festive event met our fundraising goal of $42,000. View photos from this terrific time-travel event here on our Facebook page. We’ve gone back to the eighties, from our heads down to our toes. #CSV52 #CambridgeMA A post shared by Cambridge School Volunteers (@cambridgeschoolvolunteers) on Apr 6, 2018

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